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Five Must-Haves for Your Next Office Chair

If you are in need of a new office chair, you have probably been shopping around searching for the best deal. However, an office chair shouldn’t be purchased just because of the price. There are many benefits to having a high quality chair in addition to finding it for a great deal. Below are five must-haves you should be looking for while you are shopping for your next chair.


Did you know studies have shown that comfortable chairmanagers and employees are more productive and contribute more in a positive way than those who are uncomfortable at their desk? Your chair is the most important component to staying comfortable throughout the day.

Similar to how you might try on shoes, you should also “try on” your chair. While you test different seating options, make sure it is comfortable and supportive. The backrest should follow the shape of your spine and should not feel stiff. The seat of the chair should be long enough to only place two or three fingers between it and the back of your knee.


Whether your legs are short or long, your feet should rest flat on the floor comfortably. Make sure you choose a chair that can adjust to fit you perfectly. Arms should also be adjustable so you can relax your shoulders throughout the day.


Summers in the Washington, DC area can get hot—which is why you want a chair that is made from a fabric that is breathable and will keep you cool throughout the day.

Wheel Base

Almost all office chairs have a wheel base; however, if your office has longer carpets or rugs, you may want to purchase a chair with wheels specifically made for carpet. When choosing a chair, make sure to ask the furniture experts which chair would best move on carpet.


While many chairs are simply black, grey, or brown, it is important to have a chair that is stylish that matches your private office. When bringing in guests—especially clients—impress them by having an office that is well designed. If you have a chair that sticks out like a sore thumb, it may be all your guests will notice. If you need help in coordinating office furniture that goes well together, contact an interior designer for help!

Start Shopping for Your Next Office Chair at PVI!

If you need a new office chair, look no further than PVI! We provide top office furniture to businesses throughout the Washington, DC metro area. Whether you are looking for office furniture for your private office, conference room, or reception area, we got you covered!

Give us a call or stop by our Maryland showroom to browse hundreds of comfortable yet stylish office chairs. We will help find the perfect chair for you!

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